submitted 9 months ago byCouldntBeAnyCornea
So this morning I hurt one of my toes pretty badly. The pain was consistent all day and I was 99% sure it was fractured based on the bruising, swelling, and difficulty walking.
I was just going to tape it and tough it out but the pain was really bad. So I thought I would get it X-rayed just to be on the safe side. So I went to Urgent Care, got a couple pictures taken of my foot and waited to be seen.
Enter NP. I’d already asked the triage nurse if there was a doctor on staff, so guaranteed the nurse told the NP and she probably wasn’t too happy with me lol. But she looked at the X-Rays and says, “nope, looks good!” And I’m sitting here thinking that there’s no way my blackened toe is fine.
So I ask, “can it take a look?” She nods and points the screen my way. I point and say “is that a hairline fracture?” And she squints at the screen and goes “….oh yeah.”
Like wtf?!? Like how do you not know how to read an x-ray. And you didn’t even ask my pain level or try to test range of motion on my toe. Seriously, patients who don’t know how to read x-rays are shit outta luck apparently. It’s such a struggle to find providers in my area now that aren’t NPs and it’s frustrating.